Screen Archives Entertainment Screen Archives Entertainment    
   Home  Shipping Rates  Order Info  Contact Us  Links  Change Style
  search tips
   [log in]   [new customer?]  [join mailing list]
  Essential SSL


  
Our Price: $8.95
Bookmark and Share
Label:
Name: KEEPMOVING RECORDS
Number: KMRCD017

WESTENDER (CD)
Composed by: Rob Simonsen

Sample Tracks
Name Number
Track 1 01
Track 4 04
Track 9 09
Track 11 11
Play All Tracks

Directed by Brock Morse, Westender focuses on the adventures of the titular knight Asbrey of Westender who had fallen from grace and became a mere shadow of his former self. In one moment of drunken stupor, Asbrey gambles and loses his ring, a trinket of great importance that represents his past and his future. When the knight wakes up the next morning, he tracks down his wrongdoer, a court jester who lost all his belongings to a gang of brigands. Despite facing an enemy that would have been fatal for him even in his glory days, Westender gains all his remaining power and courage for one last raid with the court jester in tow...

The music for Westender was the first feature-length score of composer Rob Simonsen who had come a long way since writing this Medieval ensemble score. Nowadays Simonsen may be better known for his scores like the coming-of-age romance Management (2008), the real-life inspired murder mystery All Good Things (2010) and his musical contributions to such Mychael Danna projects as Surf's Up (2007), Moneyball(2011) or the Oscar-winning Life of Pi (2012). Apart from writing the music, Simonsen appears in the film as Glim, the court jester who wronged Asbrey.

The score utilizes several themes to create an epic atmosphere around the wanderings of Asbrey. The main Westender theme is first played by horns and then on the flute and strings in the opening cue 'Preamble'. The tune is often reprised for Asbrey but is also used for the whole of the movie. There's also Laytha's theme which can be first heard in 'Laytha Visits' and is later reprised in the first half of 'Resurrection'. Glim's theme is introduced in the second half of 'The Horseman' with some playful pizzicato strings. Asbrey's heroic knight theme is first heard in 'Sir Asbrey of Westender' – this motive, mostly played on French horns, returns throughout the film to represent the hero's glory days, its intention is to be more pure and heroic than the main theme. 'Swift Vengeance' introduces a theme for the bandit villain Garner, while 'Jarlishan Fight' highlights a new piece in 5/4 with some tuned percussion.

The CD comes with an 12-page booklet with commentary by Gergely Hubai featuring a rich selection of quotes from Brock Morse and Rob Simonsen.

Limited Edition of 500 copies

1 - Preamble (1:47)
2 - Loss At The Table (0:56)
3 - Laytha Visits (3:28)
4 - The Horseman (2:32)
5 - Sir Asbrey Of Westender (1:09)
6 - The Abandoned Bandit Camp (1:29)
7 - Burned At The Stake (1:14)
8 - Recognized (6:06)
9 - On The Road (2:20)
10 - Angels Will Meet Her (3:51)
11 - Swift Vengeance (4:14)
12 - Down River (4:51)
13 - The Frozen Knight (3:47)
14 - A New Way (3:31)
15 - Follow The Sunrise Over The Top Of The Mountain (3:24)
16 - Battle Flashback (3:04)
17 - Wrestling With Demons (3:34)
18 - Resurrection (4:27)
19 - Jarlishan Fight (4:52)
20 - The Return Of The Westender/ Finale (9:13)
21 - Gypsy Song (1:27)

  
We also recommend:
CAPTIVE STATE (CD-R)
$19.95
 
THE WAY BACK (CD-R)
$13.95
 
THE AGE OF ADALINE
$19.95
 
  
Last Items Viewed:
  
Reviews and Comments: (0)
All times US Eastern   |   login to post your own review or comments.
There are no reviews or comments yet. Log in or register to post your own reviews or comments.
 YOUR CART
  Your cart is empty.
TOP WEEKLY CDS
1 KING OF KINGS (2CD / RERECORDING)
2 THE GOLDEN AGE OF SCIENCE FICTION - VOL. 1: QUEEN OF OUTER SPACE / WORLD WITHOUT END (500 EDITION)
3 TOTAL RECALL (2CD / 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION)
4 GOLDSMITH AT 20TH VOL. 2 - THE DETECTIVE / THE FILM-FLAM MAN (2000 EDITION)
5 GOLDSMITH AT 20TH VOL. 1 - VON RYAN'S EXPRESS / THE BLUE MAX (2 CD / 2000 EDITION)
6 VIKING WOMEN AND THE SEA SERPENT (500 EDITION)
7 THE GERALD FRIED COLLECTION - VOL. 1: CRUISE INTO TERROR / SURVIVE! (2 CD / 500 EDITION)
8 TREMORS: 30TH ANNIVERSARY (2 CD / 3000 EDITION)
9 IVANHOE (REMASTERED REISSUE)
10 THE KARATE KID PART III (3000 EDITION)

TOP WEEKLY DVD/BLU-RAY TITLES
1 MY SISTER EILEEN (1955)
2 BEAT THE DEVIL (1953 / REGION A ONLY)
3 GERONIMO: AN AMERICAN LEGEND (1993)
4 DOCTOR DOLITTLE (1967)
5 RAPID FIRE (1992)
6 LONG, HOT SUMMER, THE (1958)
7 THE HOSPITAL (1971)
8 ANNE OF THE THOUSAND DAYS (1969)
9 BANDOLERO! (1968)
10 QUILLER MEMORANDUM, THE (1966)

 
© 2020 Screen Archives Entertainment  ...